Jóhanna Seljan is an Icelandic singer/songwriter, a poet and an entertainer that has been performing since the age of sixteen. Jóhanna began writing poems and lyrics at the early age of eight and started writing melodies when she was nineteen. Throughout her career Jóhanna has taken part in many musical shows, been in all sorts of bands and has done quite a bit of session singing. She has been directing and singing in the Icelandic female acapella group Fjarðadætur since 2011 and she was also a lead singer in The Borrowed Brass Blues Band (2016-2019).
Her first solo album, Seljan, was released in 2020. The album shows how Jóhanna can jump from one style to the other and yet stay true to who she is: a straightforward, no bullshit, country gal that was born with a deep passion for music and singing. Now it’s time to flirt with a new style as the single Strangelove is coming out 31.03.23. This time Jóhanna is collaborating with Sturla Már Helgason, a talented piano player and a producer. Together they are making an electronic eighties/nineties vibe music with that subtle hint of nostalgia. The one that makes you close your eyes and pop back into time for a moment. At the age of 45, Jóhanna is a late bloomer but she hasn’t let that stop her from putting her work out there. She absolutely loves live singing and if you get the chance you should see her perform as she has an energetic and passionate stage performance.